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Old 11-03-2015, 10:29 PM
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Can anyone recommend any exceptional anatomy books? I'd like to step up my life drawing skills and any reference of professional quality would be appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:00 PM
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One of the stronger books in terms of image and discussion on HUman Anatomy:


For actual construction of a human I like early editions ( like first-10th edition) of George Bridgman's "LIfe Drawing" and JH Vanderpoel's "The Human Figure" from the 20's or 30s in hardback.. later editions are broken ( bad printing, missing images and text mis-aligned with images referenced).. Also, Figure DRawing for All it's Worth by Andrew Loomis.

For an excellent modern take on construction the Michael Hampton book "Figure Drawing, Design and Invention" is also excellent.

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Old 11-04-2015, 04:59 PM
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I have the Loomis book, and while it's not anatomy, it is a good guide. Have you seen the Anatomy Coloring Book? Produced for actual medical students, it's fun as well as informative.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:05 PM
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These two are expensive but provide excellent reference material.

Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement, by Valerie L. Winslow,Watson-Guptill PUblications, 2009


Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form, by Eliot Goldfinger, Oxford University Press, 1991
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:47 AM
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Re: Anatomy books

Anatomy for the Artist is great


It has transparent over lays inside it, it's an extremely well done book
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:34 PM
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Re: Anatomy books

I use this one:
Human Anatomy for Artists

Is an very good anatomy book,
it is not a figure drawing book.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:52 PM
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Re: Anatomy books

There are .pdf files of some Vanderpoel, and Bridgeman books at drawingbooks.orghttp://drawingbooks.org
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Old 11-16-2015, 05:38 PM
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I grew up with the anatomy books of Gottfried Bammes; I think that I bought my first one at the age of 13 or 14. I have all of them, except one and will buy it for sure later...
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